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1381  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 28, 2012, 07:27:29 PM
Got over hurdle one in getting my copy of FFXI going: I got the viewer to update, and this time to a version that doesn't crap out on me. Unfortunately, I can't test to see if I can actually play the game (the second hurdle) unless I actually pay to have a character. And they don't accept Paypal. Fuck.
1382  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trails in the Sky HD on: September 28, 2012, 07:10:55 PM
Those screens were in the press release. Just FYI.
1383  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: September 28, 2012, 02:04:48 PM
Or rather which crappy parts, since I find it hard to believe that they could take out all of it without removing what made the series what it was in the first place...
1384  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect Trilogy coming November 2012, 360/PS3/PC (includes ME1 on PS3) on: September 26, 2012, 08:13:55 PM
What DLC are you specifically talking about? 'cuz I'm sure there's quite a bit of DLC that's already on the disc...
1385  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 26, 2012, 05:25:51 PM
Okay, so every time I go to play Lunar, I end up playing Persona 3 instead. So I guess I'm maining with P3 for now...but I'll get to Lunar soon enough.

Anyways, I had realized I wasn't far into Persona 3 FES after all, so I decided to restart and do things better now that I know to just rush to the boss area and then grind. I'm on April 23rd now. I actually almost beat the boss on my first try, but then I decided to see what happens when I use agi on one of the boss creatures and got by butt kicked. =( Now I gotta wait a few days until I can go back. Think I'll join the track team in the meantime.

@Dice - I never really liked Kirby, but I do love Kirby's Adventure. You're right that it's very impressive, even today. I'm also looking forward to playing Kirby's Return to Dreamland someday (soon, hopefully).
1386  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: a quandry about rpg stories. on: September 26, 2012, 02:09:31 PM
While FF8 isn't my favourite of the FF series, I like that the events from Disc 1-4 are exactly what they are, events. Don't we play Final Fantasy games to experience the completely ridiculous, outlandish yet charming stories?

I don't. It's a plus for sure, but I play them because they're fun to play, at least for me. Just putting that out there...

With that said, you're right about FF8 basically being "events", as you put it. Some things feel there for the sake of it, not really being connected to what came before, or even making sense. I actually didn't mind that, and you could argue such a thing for a few other, well-like RPGs, too. It does have its charm, and it helps keep the game fun.
1387  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect Trilogy coming November 2012, 360/PS3/PC (includes ME1 on PS3) on: September 26, 2012, 01:55:18 PM
Nice. Maybe now the prices of 2 and 3 will drop even harder. Might get this for the PS3 someday if I like the series enough. Be good for a second playthrough.
1388  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 26, 2012, 01:52:44 PM
Nah, I think the original's the best-looking out of the PS3 models. I still do really like my slim, though. Matte finish really helps with the dust and fingerprints, unlike the original model my friend has.
1389  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 01:42:11 PM
The Super Robot Taisen Z2 games.

Seriously. If you've played Original Generation 1 or 2, you'll be pretty set with these ones. They're fun games all their own, too.
1390  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 26, 2012, 10:08:40 AM
Too bad I bought the 360 version...
1391  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: a quandry about rpg stories. on: September 26, 2012, 09:59:00 AM
This is an odd question, but from my loose understanding of literature, I think that's very possible. I suppose it depends on the type of story they're trying to tell, and what type of stories you're interested in.

An example: I think it's generally agreed that Final Fantasy 8 is not as well written as Final Fantasy IX, yet there are those who still prefer FF8's story. Usually this is because FF8 was trying to be a love story, and those people just happened to really like love stories.

An example that's closer to what you're saying, but doesn't involve games: I watched The Godfather and Scarface back to back, starting with the Godfather. After about an hour, I got bored of The Godfather and switched to Scarface, which I ended up enjoying a lot more. Why? Well, for one, when I think of gangsters, I think of lots of violence, which Scarface had in spades, right from the word go. The Godfather may have had just as much violence, if not moreso, but it sure wasn't in the first hour, which leads me to the next reason: The Godfather has a slow, lengthy intro, and is probably slower-paced in general. That isn't always a bad thing, but in this case, it was so slow I didn't even have a reason to care about what was going on in the story - it was unclear who the main characters were and what the basis of the plot was, though they sure spent a helluva lot of time establishing the setting and atmosphere. Scarface, on the otherhand, hit the ground running, and in 20 minutes I was already enthralled, not just with the action, but with the story as well. I just found it so much more interesting because of that.

That's not to say The Godfather is in anyway a bad movie, but just because something is quantifiably "good" doesn't mean everybody's gonna like it the same.
1392  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 25, 2012, 09:49:27 PM
I saw Howl's Moving Castle 2 or 3 times, and still don't have a freakin' clue what was going on in that movie.
1393  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea: Makai Collection announced on: September 25, 2012, 08:41:10 PM
Does anyone know if it is possible to hook an IOS device to a television to play on the "big screen" (sort of like with the PSP cables)??

Look up Airplay.
1394  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Sega/Nintendo - the Anime! on: September 25, 2012, 06:15:15 PM
I can't find anything about a DeviantArt, but I think he/she (seems to be a girl's name) is on 4Chan...
1395  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea: Makai Collection announced on: September 25, 2012, 11:57:07 AM
G-ddamnit, I thought it was a collection of the first 3 games. :(
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